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Lawyer Discovered Dead in Middletown Cemetary

A Middletown lawyer, who had a reputation for helping ordinary people was found dead in a local cemetery on Monday.

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Robert Isseks had been a lawyer in New York State since the late 70’s. He graduated from Fordham Law School and was in business with Alex Smith. Their law firm, Isseks and Smith did lots of civil rights work. According to the Times Herald Record, they argued against government making people go to AA.

Isseks and Smith successfully argued that government-mandated participation in Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step programs violates separation of church and state.

Isseks appeared to be in good shape and liked to take walks. His body was discovered by someone visiting the Hillside Cemetery in Middletown on Monday afternoon. Condolences to his family and friends.

Some might think it strange to be walking around a cemetery if you aren’t there to visit a grave, but I have heard that people do it all the time at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.  My father used to tell me that cemeteries “are for the living.”

Police don’t think there was any fowl play involved in the death of Isseks. Autopsy results have yet to be released.

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